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  • It's a boy! Toronto Zoo welcomes adorable baby Indian rhino - the first successful birth in more than 16 years    

    Toronto Zoo has officially welcomed an adorable baby Indian rhino that was born on Wednesday. 

    It's the first successful birth of the species at the zoo since August 1999.  

    The male calf was born to 11-year-old mom Ashakiran and 12-year-old dad Vishnu.  

    Toronto Zoo has officially welcomed an adorable baby Indian rhino (pictured) that was born Wednesday night to 11-year-old mom Ashakiran (left) and 12-year-old dad Vishnu

    The birth comes as big news for the species, which is listed as 'vulnerable', with only 2,000-3,000 left in the wild. 

    Zoo staff hailed the birth as important as they announced it on Friday. 

    'The calf appears to be healthy and feeding well, but the first 30 days are critical and staff will continue to monitor them both closely', according to the zoo's Instagram page. 

    It's the first successful birth of the species at the zoo since August 1999. Staff at the zoo will continue to monitor the mom
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